Improved broadband coverage is critical for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding business.
Improved broadband is essential for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding businesses.
To evolve and strengthen Vilas County’s economy, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) is focused on making Vilas County a broadband destination by working with the municipalities, Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Internet Service Providers, and County leadership to provide education, leadership, planning, support, and networking.
The VCEDC Broadband Workgroup is pleased to launch a county-wide survey to help us develop a detailed map of accurate broadband availability and coverage. This map will be used as a baseline to identify areas where broadband needs to be improved, provide accurate data for future grant applications and track progress of availability over time.
What kinds of information are we looking for?
The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please share this survey with your colleagues, friends and family who reside in Vilas County.
The VCEDC Broadband Workgroup leading the broadband initiative includes VCEDC Board Chairman Jim Tuckwell; VCEDC Board Member & President, Loss Mitigation Solutions, Bill Niemuth; VCEDC Executive Director Kathy Schmitz; VCEDC professional volunteers Jonathan Sharp, Software Engineer (and remote worker) for Nvidia; and, Vilas County IT Director Mike Duening.
Each of these individuals is assigned as a “Broadband Buddy” to the Vilas County towns and the Lac du Flambeau tribe, to ensure ongoing two-way communication and support for the towns as we work to help them develop their strategic plans:
May 11, 2021 – 6PM to 7PM – VCEDC will sponsor a webinar with Charter Communications (winner of about 70% of the RDOF Phase 1 auction in Vilas County). Charter, like LTD, is getting spun up and ready for enormous expansion. They will tell us what they know at this point.
November 9, 2021
VCEDC is selected to participate in the Broadband for Everyone Facebook Live panel discussionRead More
August 16, 2021
VCEDC Broadband Professional Volunteer, Jonathan Sharp, featured on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Read More
February 25, 2021
Broadband. This is the most crucial aspect of remote working. For many jobs, productivity and progress are directly tied to the availability and reliability of broadband. The ability to access broadband is the most important part of a remote workers “commute.”Read More
September 29, 2020
We can email you a PDF highlighting many of the wonderful aspects of our area.